Islam

Mosque Vandalized in Columbus, Ohio

January 15, 2002

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0115/p2s2-ussc.html

On January 15, 2002 The Christian Science Monitor featured the article "Tides of support buoy a city's displaced Muslims." The article reported, "Here in Columbus, Ohio, a displaced Islamic school has found an unusual new home - a Congregational church. For the next several months, nearly 130 young Muslims will learn about the Koran and the prophet Muhammad in the same place where...

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Youth Group at NY Mosque Holds Food Drive

January 14, 2002

Source: New York Daily News

On January 14, 2002, The New York Daily News reported that "youths from the Islamic Center of Long Island, a Westbury [NY] mosque, set out to defend their faith after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks... The result was the largest collection ever for the mosque's third annual food drive... Much of the donations, which included boxes of cereal and juices, would go on to youth shelters and homes where they are sorely needed... Muslims practice charity as one of the 'five pillars of Islam'... Some in the youth program said they hoped...

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Religious Centers and Developers Negotiate in Denver Suburb

January 11, 2002

Source: The Denver Post

On January 11, 2002, The Denver Post reported that "members of a southeast Denver mosque would like to move it to the Stapleton redevelopment area [a Denver, CO suburb] and build their homes there... Officials with the developer, Forest City, say it's the first such proposal they've heard from a religious group. Ibrahim Kazerooni, imam of the Islamic Center of Ahl Al-Beit... said his 150-member congregation is outgrowing its mosque because as many as 500 attend special events. Members might want to build a school, an Islamic...

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Mainstream American Muslims after September 11

January 10, 2002

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0110/p15s1-lire.html

On January 10, 2002, The Christian Science Monitor featured the article "Muslim in America." It reported, "For Muslim Americans, the months since Sept. 11 have been a wrenching experience that has brought both the best of times and the worst of times - opening the door to broader acceptance in US society, but then in effect slamming it on their fingers at a time when they might be...

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Virginian Teenager Forced to Remove Hijab in Public

January 9, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On January 9, 2002, The Washington post reported that Enaas Sansour of Virginia said "a male airline security screener at Baltimore-Washington International Airport forced her to remove her scarf last month. In front of strangers... Even though the metal detector, she said, never sounded.. 'No guys are supposed to see my hair until my husband sees it when I get married,' said Sansour, 17... 'It was very humiliating with all those people staring at me like I did something wrong'... the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic...

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Interfaith Gathering for Peace Held in Orlando, Florida

January 7, 2002

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-locinterfaith07010702jan07.story?coll=orl%2Dnews%2Dheadlines

On January 7, 2002, The Orlando Sentinel reported "World's faiths converge to urge peace, harmony." The article noted, "In the ballroom of the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive in Orlando, the faces and families reflected the changing religious complexions of Central Florida...

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Mosque Vandalized in Columbus, Ohio

January 3, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20020103/us/vandalism_mosque_2.html

On January 3, 2002, the Associated Press reported "Aid After Mosque Vandalized in Ohio." The article noted that "Non-Muslims have offered space, money and other support for worshippers after vandals drilled holes in the floors of the city's oldest mosque, ripped up copies of the Quran and pulled water pipes from walls." Offers of space and support have come from the...

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Arab American Secret Service Agent Denied Access to Flight

January 3, 2002

Source: American Airlines

http://www.amrcorp.com/news/january02/03_safety.htm

On January 3, 2002, American Airlines issued a press release entitled "American holds firm on protecting the safety of its passengers" in reference to the removal of a secret service agent from a flight. The release stated, in part: "American carries out its security obligations according to the guidelines provided by the Federal government. Those guidelines are applied equally among all passengers,...

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Bay Area Muslim School also Educates Visitors

January 2, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On January 2, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Granada Islamic School in Santa Clara, CA is a place stuents learn about Islam and get a good education. "Lately, it's also become the place where they explain to visitors from the press and the neighboring community just what it's like to be both Muslim and American... Students said they didn't feel different until after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, when school closed for four days. Families, worried about being blamed, kept women and children indoors...

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Council on American-Islamic Relations Continues Outreach

January 1, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On January 1, 2002, The Columbus Dispatch reported that "members of the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations have been trying to teach people about Islam since long before the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States... They say more education is needed because Muslims have not been represented properly in the news media... 'We are the first to say that terrorism is against our religion, so why is it I have to prove my patriotism?' said Ahmad Al-Akhras, president of the Ohio chapter... To curb ignorance about...

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